I was a hermit this week. Did an edit Monday, then turned to the WIP to do some writing. That’s going pretty well, at least at the moment. I have about ten thousand words down, and most of them are good. 🙂
In the evening, I streamed Netflix for a while, then read until I fell asleep. Back in the days when I had an office job and commuted two hours a day, it was a luxury to read for several hours. I can do it now anytime I like, and I still treasure that. My idea of a perfect day? Going nowhere, wearing nothing, Kindle and laptop close at hand.
Health update: many of you know I’ve been fighting a recurring UTI and not having much luck because every antibiotic they give me makes me so sick, I have to stop taking it the first or second day. The infection has gotten no worse and may in fact be going away. Secondary symptoms are pretty much gone, and I am feeling no pain, nor am I running a fever or nauseous.
I’ve been using alternative methods of treatment, and while it’s too soon to say how good the most recent one is, the D-Mannose works extremely well on the burning/itching crap, even though this infection was not caused by e coli (the most common cause of it).
The leg pain I experienced while taking Cipro returned a few days ago, and it’s causing me no end of grief. I continue to take my daily walks, no matter what, and I hope in time this side effect goes away permanently. I don’t know if my tendons will ever be 100% again, thanks to that nasty drug.
Lest you think I’m nuts for not running straight back to the doc for yet another antibiotic, read about an alternative here. I’ve always been a big believer in the body being able to heal itself, and until I see a reason to ingest yet another harmful drug, I’m going to give it a chance to do that.
The big scare every article and doctor uses on women is that they will develop a kidney infection. This almost never happens: [With the introduction of techniques to localize the site of infection more accurately,] it was recognized that progressive renal damage rarely if ever occurs in uncomplicated UTI, even when renal involvement is present. source
Am I keeping a close eye on weird pains in my body? You bet. Last thing I need is to land in the hospital on an antibiotic drip. At the first sign things are going south, I will indeed rush to the doc for treatment.
UTIs are becoming antibiotic-resistant. What happens when this extremely common infection can no longer be treated by the usual drugs? What will people do then? And both men and women get this one, folks, though it is more common in females because of anatomy. Alternatives to antibiotics must be found and tested now, before it’s too late. If your UTI is caused by e coli, the d-Mannose works very well with no side effects. I highly recommend it, as do even some doctors.
I have no plans for the weekend, other than more reading and writing. Ah, bliss!
Have a good one.